Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services
600 Washington St. 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617-210-5480 - Fax: 617-210-5755
Email: - Web site:


Local Veterans' Services Officer


Financial and Medical Assistance (
Under Chapter 115 of Mass. General Laws, the Commonwealth provides a program of financial and medical assistance for indigent veterans and their dependents.

Bonuses and Annuities (
A one-time bonus payment for service during wartime and an annuity in the amount of $2,000 for certain veterans and their spouses, as well as Gold Star Parents.

Mission Direct Vet (
Mission Direct Vet is a jail diversion program that provides services and treatment to veterans as an alternative to incarceration.

Tax and Motor Vehicles (
Veterans are allowed certain tax exemptions and motor vehicle benefits such as license plates, excise tax exemptions, and vehicle registration exemptions.

Pension Program (
The Pension Program provides elderly veterans or eligible spouses with assistance in applying for VA Non-Service Connected Pensions and/or Chapter 115 benefits.

Family Benefits (
State and federal veterans' benefits are available to the dependents (spouse, children, parents) of eligible veterans.

Guard and Reserve (
An assortment of information, questions, and answers that may help recently called-up Guard and Reserve members and their families.

Federal Benefits and Services (
The federal government offers benefits, services, and programs for veterans and their families, as well as members of the Reserve Component.

Financial Education Resources (
Online resources to help veterans, service members, and families with finances.

The federal Veterans’ Administration for benefits information can be reached at 1-800-827-1000. They also have a web site with useful information at For VA health eligibility, call 1-877-222-8387.

Service hours:

Boston office hours are 8:45am - 5pm; Call other towns for local office hours.

Requirements / Restrictions:

Must be a veteran, dependent of a veteran, or a widow/widower of a veteran and have limited income.

Other locations:

Local Veterans' Services Officer Locations

Boston Veterans' Services Officer - 43 Hawkins St. Boston, MA 02114
T: 617-635-3037 F:617-635-3957

Cambridge Veterans' Services Officer - 51 Inman St. 2nd Floor, 02139
T: 617-349-4761; F: 617-349-4097

Chelsea Veterans' Services Officer - City Hall, Room 112: 500 Broadway, 02150
T: 617-466-4250; F: 617-466-4251

Revere Veterans' Services Officer - City Hall: 281 R Broadway, 02151
T: 781-286-8119

Somerville Veterans' Services Officer - City Hall, Annex 50: Evergreen Ave. 02145
T: 617-625-6600 x4700

Winthrop Veterans' Services Officer - Town Hall: 1 Metcalf Sq. 02152
T: 617-846-3065; F: 617-846-5458


Main Administrative Office: Washington St., take Orange line to Chinatown or Downtown Crossing. Telephoning first is recommended.

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